Friday, 26 July 2013

Dry Skin Saviours

There is literally no pleasing me; one minute I'm too hot, the next I'm too cold.  I moan when it's sunny, and I moan when it's snowing.  But if all this weather change brings about is havoc to my skin, then I feel like I have the right to moan a bit.

My skin this past week has been so dry which I think must have been caused by a combination of not drinking enough water these past few days, and the temperature changes outside.  Enter my dry skin saviours...

The above pack of heroes includes, my all time favourite moisturiser, Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask, Soap and Glory Hand Food and Heel Genius, Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub and Carmex Cherry, which all help to give my parched skin an easy fix of hydration.

First up is Origins.  I cannot even put into words how much I love this moisturiser.  It was my first big skin care purchase and I've not looked back since I practically threw my money at the Boots Sales Assistant because I was so excited to smother my face in this.  A little definitely goes a long way, and the smell is amazing!  My skin is quite often prone to break outs, not at all as bad as I once was, but every now and again they crop up, but anyway, I was worried that this rich moisturiser might cause a break out but I've never had any trouble with it at all!

Because it has been quite hot lately, I've been paying particular attention to moisturising my feet so that I can bare to put them on show.  I've been using Soap and Glory's Heel Genius which I love.  It is a blue/green moisturiser that contains glycerin in so it's definitely a winner since glycerin is usually in my heavier winter creams.  I have to admit though that I need to wait until last minute to apply this because I can't stand feeling my feet so covered in moisturiser, but once I'm in bed it's all good and I wake up with smooth feet!

Soap and Glory's Hand Food is pretty much the only hand cream I've used in a long time.  The smell is amazing, it absorbs quickly and I don't feel like it leaves my hands too greasy.  If you haven't used this, you are missing out.

To keep my lips nice and smooth, I use the Bubblegum lip scrub from Lush.  It contains Jojoba oil which is a really nice and light moisturiser, and castor sugar to scrub the lips.  I had never used a lip scrub before this one and I love it.  You only need a tiny bit on the end of your finger, and you don't have to wash it off because the ingredients are edible and you can just lick your lips when done!  After I've done scrubbing and licking my lips, I apply a tiny amount of Carmex to keep my lips extra soft.

Have you tried any of these products?  What's your quick skin fix?

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